Tag Archives: Winter sport

Sid on Skiing

A recent letter I received from Aunt Irene includes Uncle Sid weighing in on the subject of skiing. This is back to one of the “originals;” it just doesn’t get better than this! Quoting Sid: “First of all I will explain … Continue reading

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More Skiing Photos

This follows up the post, “Old Skiing Photos,” with more information from Bennie Borreson’s daughter, Carol, plus a couple interesting notes at the end. Information on the back of one photo (in the previous post) listed Bennie’s third place prize … Continue reading

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Old Skiing Photos

The ski jumping post received lots of attention – and comments as well. Cousin Dan added remembrances about his dad (Ednar) and listed several places the Borreson brothers jumped in competition. Lesley noted that her father (Odell) wanted to be … Continue reading

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Skis and Ski Jumping

Ski jumping was introduced into the USA in 1880s by the Norwegians. In fact, Odd Lovoll writes in The Promise Fulfilled that “ski jumper” became a nickname for Norwegians! Not bad, I’d say, measured against what immigrants were sometimes called. Here’s a … Continue reading

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